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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".

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    Bring out the Acorn Electron version of the server maybe? Wasn't BBC Basic OS secure BTW? Rick.
  2. Just starting the painful task of what needs to be culled from the stash of 1/72nd kits ready to make way for the 1/48th upgrade!

  3. I've put my mojo down "Somewhere Safe" and now can't remember where!

  4. My brand new car (Thursday! Unused till yesterday) has been dragged off by the AA! Doesn't bode well for Skoda......

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      Rick Brown

      Trip to find out what's wrong with it today. "Dunno, still trying to work out what the error code means"! Groan.

    2. Rick Brown

      Rick Brown

      Brand new car repaired! Trapped wiring loom behind dashboard. Bet the dashboard squeaks when I pick it up....

  5. Busy in the garden before the winter starts again next week.

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      Rick Brown

      Spent most of the day trying to get a new antenna working. Failed. That's 12 hours of my life I'll never get back!

  6. Yep, look out Mods, somewhere else for us to lurk! Rick.
  7. Cheeky blighter! Rick.
  8. If like me you miss the "What's on your mind" ability on the previous version of the forum, well it's back! As you may know, in the "Create" drop down you can add a status. This is the "What's on your mind" in modern speak. Now the clever bit, Mike Da Boss has now added a new tab called "Recent Status Updates". This will show you everyones recent Status posts! Just like the old "What's on your mind" updates! Kewl! Rick. Happy bunny.
  9. Fantastic John! Just what I needed. I only really remember the High Speed Silver ones, must have missed the rest! Now, better start saving for an Airfix B2.... Rick.
  10. I have so many stories of being on the Malverns and looking down at various aircraft. I did miss the Jaguar that came down at Blackmore, I was in a Biology class at the time, my mate saw it though. He watched as the pilot punched out and drifted to earth. (This was 17th July, 1981. GR1 XX113). Trouble is, we don't have anything that flies that low anymore round here. Rick.
  11. Sore throat!

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    2. Mike


      Yes - read your PM. :D

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      Rick Brown


      Spread the Word!Look out Mods! Here we come!

    4. Mike
  12. That'd be brilliant if you could John, much appreciated. Ah, I remember those days well! I went to Fairford as a kid and met one of the Pilots of the A10's that regularly flew over my house. Really nice bloke, gave me stickers and stuff. The best we get now is the odd Herc, Voyager and Chinook. Sigh, the good old days of the Cold War...... Rick.
  13. Chaps. Having lived most of my life near RSRE Defford (insert other names here for ex RAF defford...) I was always fascinated with what aircraft were buzzing/zooming at very low level around my house. The Canberra was always interesting. They used to creep up on you, seemingly just to give you a fright! Now the question, what marks and which squadrons would they have been in the 70's/early 80's? They were obviously used to help/hinder whatever was going on in that highly secretive place (along with the Malvern sites). I'd love to build one (Airfix 1/48th comes to mind). Rick.
  14. Ideal for camping and B+B's too! Rick.
  15. I'd forgotten about this thread! I must download a couple and give em a go. Idea for "Holiday builds"! What glue would you suggest for paper? Rick.